Beautiful and Saturated Large Antique Persian Heriz Rug, Country of Origin / Rug Type: Persian Rugs, Circa Date: Early 20th Century – Geometric shapes are often used to create a grounding presence, and the viewer is treated to a delightful use of such techniques in this beautiful Persian Heriz rug. This large rug uses angular shapes and boxy motions to suggest a rigid flow, designed to appear more earthy than floral. A single thick border surrounds the center of the antique rug, itself sandwiched between two thinner borders that act as outlines to its form. Deep black, vibrant ruby and pale yellow shapes create a volcanic palette, offset by the cooler tones of sky blue and sage green. These colors come together to create a vivacious arrangement, complete with ample points of contrast that help characterize the blend of shapes within this impressive antique Persian rug. The mandala at the center plays with the viewer’s perception of negative and positive space, dividing the colors elegantly to create an ephemeral effect.